Patient Comments: Hemorrhoids - Treatment
What was the treatment for your hemorrhoids?
A Doctor's View on Effective Hemorrhoid Treatments
Read the Comment by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Just about everyone will suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in their lifetime. There are a variety of over-the-counter (OTC) treatments and home remedies to soothe and reduce the pain of hemorrhoids. Examples of OTC remedies include laxatives, topical creams, suppositories and gels (for example Preparation H). Some home remedies include sitz baths, and beefing up the fiber in your diet to avoid constipation. If you have diabetes, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking hemorrhoid medication or treatments because some ingredients may cause blood sugar levels to rise. Read the entire Doctor's View
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